Poison protects seeds: yews
The seeds of yew trees are protected from being eaten by large animals because they contain poisonous compounds called taxanes.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Biological pest control product.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Agriculture, medicine